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Recent months have seen a flurry of commentary and government activity when it comes to the intersection between an employee’s social media activity and a company’s employment-related decisions. In October 2010, that intersection was in the spotlight for the first time, as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stood as crossing guard to regulate employer decisions and conduct in the social media context. An administrative complaint was filed at that time by the NLRB after a Connecticut ambulance company terminated the employment of an employee who had posted negative comments about a supervisor on Facebook. That case settled a few months later, but the floodgates were open.

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